Obama’s finally getting fired up in the last 2 minutes of the healthcare reform game, delivering rousing speeches, railing against self-serving politicians and a couple of heinous insurance practices.
Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi’s making backroom deals for votes and Kathleen Sebelius is futilely trying to get insurers to cooperate, while they tell her point-blank premiums are going even sky-higher if Obama’s bill passes.
So let’s recap…
Obama wants to give private insurers 30 million more customers, and he’s leaving them some big loopholes like the birthday rate hike so they can still stick it to people.
Obama wants federal funds (i.e., your taxes) to help pay ransom-grade insurance premiums. If you can’t afford health insurance, he’ll throw in a chunk of your taxes to make up the difference.
And the stupid Republicans are calling this a GOVERNMENT takeover of healthcare?
Sounds to me like the government is making itself and every American a hostage of the private insurance industry.
And not one WORD of this is about anybody actually seeing a doctor. It’s all about insurance premiums — and the built-in profit nobody but Sebelius dares to mention.
Obama needs to face facts. Private insurers cannot be legislated into honesty. Their business model’s survival depends on cold-hearted greed.
Let me put it in simple cat terms…
Say a town has a voracious pack of rats eating all the grain in the community silo. People are dying of starvation. So the town council decides the fix is to increase the amount of grain in the silo, mandating that every farmer pour his whole harvest into that silo.
What does the town end up with? More dead people and fatter rats.
It’s the same with healthcare reform. Obama wants everybody to feed the rats when he should be killing them.